So I bought a new button and installed it. Turned the car on pushed the button and it immediately caught on fire, proceeded to incinerate itself and fill the cabin with smoke.
First thing that comes to mind, not good!!! Second, must be grounded out or something.
Took it to VW yesterday they run some tests for the low cost of $99.99. They run some more tests and then call VW Engineering to get specialists on the phone. They've determine that one of the modules in the car is passing 12v instead of 5v which is why that button is frying itself and VWoA said the car is not safe to drive.. I get a call three hours later, looks like they have to back track from the module to find out where the wire is pinched. Requires a mess of spider webbed wires which will require panels to be pulled and god knows what else. Then of course I get the "it's going to cost $650 to trace the problem." So they still have the car and are still tracing. They believe that the car was in an accident since pinched wires rarely happen on their own. Unless by chance this is an OEM defect which they said VW would pay for, I will be going back to the dealership I purchased it from to raise holy hell for passing on a problem that was clearly inherited from their purchase. No way that switch burnt out in my possession the first time simply because of the smoke and fire it caused. It only could happen with the car on. No error codes and no warning lights to suggest I was driving around in a potential fire storm.
I can't wait to see what they come up with. The final comment to this whole saga was from the service rep who simply said. "In the 22 years I have been doing this, I have never seen this happen." I can't win the Powerball but I can get a car out of millions that has a pinched wire deep within its bowels...geez.
I love the red golf they gave me...NOT!